Any parents who are considering jetting off on flights to India with their offspring should seriously consider taking a guided tour to get the most of the experience, one journalist has suggested.

Families that have decided to book flights to India and explore   some  of the country’s historical sights should think about booking a personal tour guide, one travel journalist has recommended.

Writing for the Daily Telegraph, Chris Middleton explained that his family trip to the country was enhanced by enlisting a guide to show them the sights and sounds of the region they were visiting.

He explained that they had a great guide who listened to their requests and shaped the itinerary to suit them.

This included taking them on “an impromptu walking tour of Old Delhi” and a “crazy cycle-rickshaw ride through impossibly busy back alleys”.

Mr Middleton pointed out that making use of an experienced guide will also offer an insight into Indian culture that would not be possible by following a map around the typical tourist sights.

After returning from the trip, his family compiled a list of the best things about the country. The range of vegetarian food came first, with auto rickshaws, Indian films and incense also making into the top ten

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